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" The other motive for polygamy in Utah is economy. Servants are rare and costly; it is cheaper and more comfortable to marry them. Many converts are attracted by the prospect of becoming wives, especially from places where, like Clifton, there are sixty-four... "
THE LIFE OF SIR RICHARD BURTON - Page 162
by THOMAS WRIGHT - 1906
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The City of the Saints: And Across the Rocky Mountains to California

Sir Richard Francis Burton - Mormons - 1862 - 574 pages
...property, and the practice is probably on the increase. The other motive for polygamy in Utah is economy. Servants are rare and costly ; it is cheaper and more...prospect of becoming wives, especially from places where, like Clifton, there are sixtyfour females to thirty-six males. The old maid is, as she ought...
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The Life of Sir Richard Burton, Volume 1

Thomas Wright - 1906
...commanded a view both of the Salt Lake City and the Great Salt Lake. Brigham Young pointed out the various spots of interest, "That's Brother Dash's house, that...old maid is, as she ought to be, an unknown entity. "(I) Burton himself received at least one proposal of marriage there ; and the lady, being refused,...
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Distant Horizon: Documents from the Nineteenth-century American West

Gary Noy - History - 1999 - 467 pages
...beyond the requisite for ensuring progeny. . . . The other motive for polygamy in Utah is economy. Servants are rare and costly; it is cheaper and more...converts are attracted by the prospect of becoming wives. . . . The old maid is ... an unknown entity. Life in the wilds of Western America is a course of severe...
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A Rage to Live: A Biography of Richard and Isabel Burton

Mary S. Lovell - Biography & Autobiography - 2000 - 910 pages
...wrote.41 Yet, though women were well aware of the rules of sharing a man under Mormonism, he continued, 'many converts are attracted by the prospect of becoming wives, especially from places like Clifton,* where there are sixty-four females to * Presumably Clifton near Bristol, in England. thirty-six males.'...
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Irregular Connections: A History of Anthropology and Sexuality

Andrew P. Lyons, Harriet Lyons - Psychology - 2004 - 419 pages
...becomes the succedaneum of the "plurality-wife." . . . The other motive for polygamy in Utah is economy. Servants are rare and costly; it is cheaper and more...prospect of becoming wives, especially from places where, like Clifton, there are sixty-four females to thirty-six males. The old maid is, as she ought...
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Unto a Good Land: A History of the American People, Volume 1

David Edwin Harrell, Jr., Edwin S. Gaustad, John B. Boles - History - 2005 - 748 pages
"Unto a Good Land offers a distinctive narrative history of the American people -- from the first contacts between Europeans and North America's native inhabitants, through the ...
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